logorrhea
[ law-guh-ree-uh ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 20th century; Greek from Greek logos ‘word’ + rhoia ‘flow’
Synonyms
  • long-windedness
  • loquaciousness
  • loquacity
  • prolixity
  • talkativeness
  • verbiage
  • verboseness
Antonyms
  • terseness
  • conciseness
  • directness
  • brevity
Definition
pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech; incessant or compulsive talkativeness
Example
A) The physics professor's logorrhea often becomes frustrating to the students in his class. B) Josie's logorrhea is distracting to those meeting her for the first time.
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